Category: Mobile

Tutorial: Build an Android Application with Secure User Authentication

In this tutorial, we will build a simple Android app that stores user generated notes remotely, with user authentication managed by Stormpath and our new Android SDK. This tutorial will take about 15 minutes, and will demonstrate how easy and seamless it is to integrate Stormpath into new and existing Android applications, as well as …

Parse is Shutting Down. What’s Next for Your Backend?

Like many other mobile app developers, I was really sad to hear that Parse is shutting down. I use Parse quite heavily for some of my personal projects, and I appreciate how Parse enables mobile-first teams to build apps at lightning speed. They also did a phenomenal job at sunsetting their product. Not only do …

How to Manage API Authentication Lifecycle on Mobile Devices

If you didn’t catch it, in the last article I explained how to know to build and deploy a real mobile app that uses OAuth2 authentication for your private API service. In this article, I’m going to cover a tightly related topic: how to properly manage your OAuth2 API token lifecycle. Because things like token …

The Ultimate Guide to Mobile API Security

Heads up… this post is old! For updated (and expanded) information, check out our API Security ebook on the Okta developer site. Update 10/23/2016:¬†Interested in securing Android and iOS apps? Be sure to check out our guide to Securing Android Applications as well as our guide to Securing iOS Applications. And… If you want to …